Through many trials and tribulation, Louis Renault became the leading French car manufacturer, triumphing over Andre Citroen during the 1920s. As early as 1900, Renaults had adopted a sloping coal scuttle bonnet which became a distinguishing mark of the company’s products. The engines ranged from a 1.1-litre two-cylinder through a quartet of fours of 2.1 to 7.4 litres, followed in 1908 by a 9.5-litre six. Except for the taxi-orientated twins, the emphasis was on prestige until World War I. Following that war, Renault offered three updated fours, accounting for most… Read more


The Renault Captur R.S. SUV is now on sale in Australia. Sitting at the top of the R.S. Line it has a sporty look. It rides on 18-in R.S. Line diamond-cut alloy wheels and a specific front bumper design that’s said to be “an F1-inspired aero blade”. It has dual chrome exhaust tips, gun metal grey trim and front and rear skid plates. R.S. Line badges lets others know what you’re driving. Inside are chrome R.S. Line door sills, carbon-look interior trim, alloy sport pedals, red and grey contrast stitching… Read more

RENAULT CLIO 2008 – 2020

Renault Clio is a small French car that has a long history in Australia, although it has fallen from favour in recent years. It’s really enjoyable to drive with excellent handling, it talks to you through the steering wheel and the seat of your pants. They have a lively, dare we say French? attitude. Ride comfort is very good for this class. Rough Australian backroads are generally handled with ease, we have driven extensively in France in Renaults and can report that the country has a fair share of backroads… Read more


The Renault Koleos Black Edition joins the Koleos range for model year 22, sitting between the Koleos Zen and Koleos Intens 4×2. “The Koleos Black Edition marks a design highlight in the wider range,’” says Glen Sealey, General Manager, Renault Australia. “While SUVs are, by far, the most popular vehicle choice for families, that doesn’t mean you have to leave style out of the buying process. We feel the Black Edition allows for style and practicality in one compelling package.” In addition to the Zen variant’s, the Black Edition gains… Read more


Renault Australia is importing an Arkana R.S. Line variant with sports styling both inside and out. “Strategic additions like the Arkana R.S Line are a clear nod to our sporting heritage and allow us to continue to grow the brand ahead of other new models we have coming,” Glen Sealey, Renault Australia General Manager. Sitting at the top of the Arkana range, the R.S. Line the SUV has 18-inch R.S. Line diamond-cut alloys, a specific front bumper design with an F1-inspired aero blade, R.S. Line badging, gun metal grey door… Read more


Also referred to as the model NN1, the Renault 40CV of 1924 was designed by Louis Renault and replaced the Renault types KJ and MT. It was powered by a large 9.1-litre straight-six engine mounted in the front of its extremely long chassis and it drove the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. This engine developed 104 kW and drove the car to a top speed of 145 km/h. The NN1 was produced from 1924 through to 1928 as the successor to the Renault KJ and MT and it… Read more


The all-new Renault Arkana effectively replaces the short-lived Kadjar in Renault’s three-model SUV range, sitting between the compact Captur and the medium-large Koleos. It’s slightly larger than Kadjar in all exterior dimensions but with almost identical engine outputs. Renault Arkana comes in three variants: Zen, Intens and R.S. Line with the first two on sale now and the sportier looking R.S. due early 2022. There’s a single drivetrain combining a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drive. STYLING With its smoother sloping rear profile Renault is… Read more


The all-new Renault Arkana SUV Coupe has been launched in Australia in three variants: Zen, Intens and R.S. Line. The R.S. Line won’t be here until January 2022. Arkana sits in size between Renault’s other two SUVs, the compact Captur and the medium-large Koleos, and effectively replaces the previous Kadjar model. A fully-opening sunroof is optional on the Intens and standard on the R.S Line. Inside, there’s leather and suede upholstery in the Intens and R.S. Line. The driver and front passenger in these models have electrically adjustable, heated and… Read more


Renault has published details of specifications for the new Captur small SUV. This is the second Renault model to be built on the advanced CMF-B platform. It’s more spacious and refined with the latest in driver assistance and infotainment systems and will be sold in the usual Renault Life, Zen and Intens variants. The Captur’s stylists were given the instruction to give it, “even stronger SUV identity”. The result is tough-looking front and rear protection ‘skid’ plates, chunky protective mouldings that run the entire length of the lower body and… Read more


Renault Australia has released details of the 2021 Koleos and Megane ranges which are due to arrive Downunder in March. Update sees the safety provided by LED headlamps and automatic high/low beam added to Life and Zen. The range-topping Intens has black Nappa leather upholstery, driver’s seat with memory and massage function, new headrests and cushion length adjustment for driver and front passenger, side-mirror tilt feature when reversing, dynamic turn signals and LED reversing lights. Hill descent control is installed in the all-wheel-drive models. Recommended retail pricing for Koleos Life… Read more